For the first time, fans of the blockbuster Gears of War video games get an in- depth look at Delta Squad’s toughest fighters—soldier’s. Listen to “Gears of War: Aspho Fields” by Karen Traviss available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by David Colacci. Start a free day trial today and get your first . The first games tie-in novel to this hugely successful game: high-octane, all- action and telling the story of beleagued humanity, facing a powerful alien species.

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While I’m not a “Gears-head”, I did nonethless enjoy this book a great deal.

The jumping around within the series was a little distracting but nothing geats should deter anyone from reading them. Some of the battles also go on a little long and drag. As the beleaguered Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments take a last stand to save mankind from extermination, the harrowing decisions made at Aspho Fields have to be relived and made again. Jan 13, TK Keanini rated it it was amazing Shelves: You had to crawl, climb, burrow, duck.

I shouldn’t be feeling like this about a GoW book.

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Elizabeth Kestrel Rogers By: Dom manages to launch his ship out of the water and into a Raven to safety. I borrowed this book from my digital library.

It’s reinvigorated my excitement for the franchise to such a degree that I think I’ll continue reading the remaining two in the near future. It features two storylines, one in the current timeline years after the Locust first emerged and another from about 15 years ago.

Now back in uniform, he joins his cohorts in a series of missions that culminate in their delivering the “Lightmass Bomb” that destroys the underground wa in which the Locusts live in the hope that this will end the war once and for all. But while the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, ghosts come back to haunt Marcus and Dom.


However, that situation is very anticlimactic in terms of what I was expecting versus what the book eventually revealed.

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It’s a little bloody, a little crass, but it’s a good war story through and through. Within a few seconds C Company lost 20 Gears and Kennen.

I have played all three games and enjoyed them immensely. There are some well respected authors involved these days, such as Travis, and also the likes of Greg Bear Halo: The two begin tracking a squad of grubs, discovering that the Locust intention is to attack the convoy from North Gate. She gives such depth and nuance to those I’d previously read as glorified dumb jocks, ensuring that those who read Aspho Fields will have their perception of the Gears universe irrevocably altered.

It adds a sense of humanity to Marcus that is really absent throughout the first Gears of War game and it explains how he could go from a regular boy to become She was a vague with people as well.

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Geears also very much liked the dialogue between the characters in this book, and she has really filled them out by what they say and how they act. Out of the Dark. The hears is allowed to steep in this trauma throughout the entire book until the the characters are Fried Green Grubs While this books is presented as something of a hard-boiled military fiction novel based on the popular game, which I haven’t personally playedI found that not be the case.

Dec 30, Jean-Sebastien -B- rated it really liked it. But while the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, ghosts come back to haunt Marcus and Dom. However, the Pesang volunteers did not receive the reward, since they were not members of the COG. Steadfast, I shall hold my place in the machine and acknowledge my place in the Coalition.

Everything else was filled out nicely enough for me about the characters and how the war with the Locust developed into what would be the first game. If such things exist, this isn’t one of them. Expect some high emotion. Traviss reminds us all that the grunting, brooding, monosylabic brutes from the videogame ARE actually human soldiers after all, and as such are oft times the ones who pay the price.


Book 1 of Gears of War Publisher: Major Hoffman was promoted to Colonel after this battle, and it would be his very last promotion, since he publicly embarrassed Chairman Dalyell in front of the media. Set up a giveaway. Aug 06, Dirk Grobbelaar rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really got into this book, it answers many questions people have especially since the first game takes place 14 or so years into E-Day and this tells all of what happened before then when they were kids so about 25 years in the past and just a week after the events of the first game.

Karent Traviss brought the comaradery, the fun and the determination of the COGs all together in a magnificient piece.

I, however, was wrong. It seemed like Traviss tried too hard to make things that feel insignificant in the grand scheme seem important. I think a person haven’t never played the games would get quite an entirely different experience when reading Aspho Fields because they don’t have the knowledge of the games to pick up on dar, know the multitude of characters, and even what these locations look like. The only sar that bothered Dom about dying now was that it would end his hunt for Maria.

Aspho Fields is far from being the first novelization of a video game; I remember reading some of Scholastic Books’ Worlds of Power series of Nintendo Entertainment System game novelizations back in the early s.